Sheila Wessels, MEd, LPC
Sheila Wessels is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University (CACREP Accredited Program) as well as her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She has had many years of experience with children of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to becoming a therapist, Sheila worked for 15 years in public education, 12 years as a Professional School Counselor and 3 years as an Elementary School Teacher. Sheila was a Gifted and Talented Campus Coordinator, a Social and Emotional Facilitator, and a Campus Testing Coordinator for her campus. In addition, she was a lead elementary counselor for the Austin Independent School District where she mentored new counselors to the district and supported vertical team counselors through professional development and crisis. She was the recipient of the CREST (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence in Texas) Award presented by the Texas Counseling Association. Sheila has completed the professional training program for TBRI Trauma- Informed Classrooms through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and has participated in the Neurosequential Model in Education Boot Camp led by Fellows from the Child Trauma Academy.
Originally from Austin, Sheila along with her husband, two daughters, and the amazing Charlie Biscuit (the Wessels mini chiweenie dog) enjoy all that Austin has to offer. Sheila and her family enjoy hiking, listening to live music, trying out new restaurants, and hanging out with family and friends.
Areas of Specialization:
Testing and Evaluation
Trauma and PTSD
Favorite board game: Rumikub
Favorite ice cream flavor: Rocky Road
Favorite animal: Dog
Favorite children’s book: Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite place in Austin: Eating dinner at Uchiko or running around Town Lake
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
I feel happiest when: I’m hanging out with my family and friends
If I had a superpower it would be: To fly anywhere in the world with the snap of my fingers
Place I feel most safe/calm/comfortable: In my bed with all my blankets
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